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On the heels of its wildly popular 1933 "Big League Chewing Gum" set, the Goudey Gum company enlisted the endorsements of popular Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig and Cubs outfielder Chuck Klein, and issued a 96-card set that included player biographies purported to have been written by the two sluggers.  Each card featured a color reproduction of a player photo, set against a vivid, solid color background with silhouette images of baseball game play.  The bottoms of each card contained a small portrait of either Gehrig or Klein, in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of the endorsers.

Today, the 1934 Goudey set is considered one of the most attractive of the gum card era, and despite the lack of a Babe Ruth, remains one of the most popular.  The two cards of Lou Gehrig remain among his most popular, with the #37 yellow portrait being one of the most desirable and beautiful cards in the entire hobby.

Presented here is an absolutely spectacular complete set, ranked #8 on PSA's Current Finest registry, with an outstanding rating of 6.69. Perched just under some of the best-known collectors in the entire hobby, this set includes just ten cards graded below EX-MT, and none graded below EX.  A complete breakdown of the cards by grade are as follows:

PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 (1 card): #31; PSA NM 8 (17 cards): #12 Hubbell (HOF), #13 Frisch (HOF), #16, #20, #22 Vaughan (HOF), #28, #33, #43, #45, #52, #58, #60, #72, #82, #83, #88, #91; PSA NM+ 7.5 (3 cards): #8, #66, #75;  PSA NM 7 (44 cards): #4, #5, #6 Dean (HOF), #8, #9, #11 P. Waner (HOF), #14, #15, #17, #19 Grove (HOF), #21 Terry (HOF), #26, #27 Appling (HOF), #29, #30, #32, #34 Hafey (HOF), #36, #41, #47, #49, #50, #53, #55, #56, #57, #59, #62 Greenberg (HOF), #63, #65, #68, #69, #71, #73, #74, #76, #78, #79, #84, #86, #87, #89, #90 Cuyler (HOF), #94; PSA EX-MT+ 6.5 (5 cards): #1 Foxx (HOF), #35 Lombardi (HOF), #3 Grimm, #67,  #92, PSA EX-MT 6 (16 cards): #10 Klein (HOF), #18 Manush (HOF), #23 Gehringer (HOF), #39, #40, #42, #48, #51, #64, #70, #77, #81, #85, #93, #95, #96; PSA EX+ 5.5 (3 cards): #25, #37 Gehrig (HOF), #61 Gehrig (HOF); PSA EX 5 (7 cards): #2 Cochrane (HOF), #7 Durocher (HOF), #24, #44, #46, #54, #80.

This is a spectacular set, one of the most popular and desirable of its era.  Loaded with Hall of Famers, with well over half the set grading NM or better, this is one of the rare occasions where a high-ranking prewar Registry set becomes available at auction.  One of the finest and most beautiful sets we have had the pleasure to offer.  96 cards total.

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Stunning 1934 Goudey Complete, PSA-Graded Set (96) - #8 on the PSA Registry!
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Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $28,320
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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